Seminar on ‘Fundamental and application aspects of adsorption cooling and desalination’



Seminar on ‘Fundamental and application aspects of adsorption cooling and desalination’


11.12.2017 03:00pm - 11.12.2017 04:30pm


Lecture Gallery Room:5002 (level-4)


Department of Physical Sciences, SECS Event


Water and cooling are two major needs for life continuation. Presently, about 36% of global population (2.5 billion people) live in water scarce regions. Adsorption (AD) cycle is recently pioneered for cooling and desalination applications. For water treatment, the cycle can be used to treat highly concentrated feed water, ranging from seawater to ground water and to chemically-laden waste water. In this talk, the author will make a comprehensive review of the recent development of low-temperature thermally powered AD cycle for both cooling and potable water production. The presentation will begin by looking at the basic sorption theory for different adsorbent–adsorbate pairs, namely (i) silica gel-water, (ii) parent Maxsorb III/ethanol, (iii) KOH-H2 surface treated Maxsorb III/ethanol, and (iv) a metal organic framework (MOF) material namely, MIL-101Cr/ethanol. This talk will present some key aspects in the above mentioned research methodologies for (i) cooling, (ii) water desalination, (iii) simultaneous cooling and water desalination applications.

Biography of the Presenting Author
Prof. Bidyut Baran Saha obtained his B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees from Dhaka University of Bangladesh in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in 1997 from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. He worked as an Associate Professor at the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences of Kyushu University until 2008. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Department of National University of Singapore prior to joining the Mechanical Engineering Department of Kyushu University in 2010 as a Professor. He joined the Kyushu University Program for Leading Graduate School, Green Asia Education Center in March 2013 as a professor. Currently, he has been working as a professor and principal investigator at the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research (WPI-I2CNER) in the Division of Thermal Science and Engineering. His main research interests are thermally powered sorption systems, heat and mass transfer analysis, and energy efficiency assessment. He has published more than 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings with total citations of above 7000. He has edited four books and holds 17 patents. Recently, he served as Managing Guest Editor for Applied Thermal Engineering and Heat Transfer Engineering journals, and Editor-in-Chief of Evergreen.

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 15:00